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“These days," he has given room for the Congress to create a sense of insecurity among the Dalits. ? [email protected]_Arab_Fans @SRKFC1 @drshahrukh — Shivam Jemini (@ShivamJemini) March 7 2016 Shivam who is on cloud nine for being noticed by King of Bollywood himself has been flooded with congratulations Directed by Maneesh Sharma Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan will release on April 15 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsThe message is loud and clear: The BJP juggernaut has moved into fifth gear And what’s more thereare no speed-breakers in sight at least not till 2019 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks asecond term Another thing that the outcome of the latest round of Assembly elections has established is that a good majority of Indians refuse to see Modi as a mere Hindutva leader who whips up raw communal passions to get votes Instead they perceive him as a man they can trust as a man who can bring about development as a man who can transform their lives for the better and as a man who can bring in change In short they see him as a leader who can deliver File image of Narendra Modi Getty Images As of now the number of Indians who believe Modi can shape India’s destiny is largeenough to ensure him victory after victory in elections That should explain the party’sgood show in four of five states —Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Goa and Manipur — that saw polling Though it lost Punjab its victory in UP India’s fourth largest state was nothing but a historic landslide The claims of Modi-baiters essentially comprising those who suffer from a fossilised Left ideology and those who adore the dynasty that runs the Congress that the Modi magic has been on the wane and that the 8 November demonetisation would be a first nail in his political coffin have been decisively proved wrong Whether demonetisation was a success or failure is debatable and many of Modi’s fanciful schemes to turn India into a heaven on earth are yet to produce visible results but theyhave at least convinced people that Modi is a trier and doer Time has come at last for the pro-Left and pro-Congress intellectuals who pejoratively dismiss Modi’s supporters as bhakts to shed their ideological arrogance and respect democratic choices that people make Their tireless efforts to spit venom on Modi via television screens newspaper columns and social media have been swept away by what can only be called a Modi wave The makeover in Modi’s image from a Hindu rabble-rouser to an economic do-gooder and reformer has by no means been an overnight phenomenon Hechanged the way people think of him over time in ways ranging from plainly rustic to sinisterly subliminal Modi is no spectacular orator —his nasal baritone his third-person references to himself as Modi and his bizarre pronunciation of some English and Hindi words can irritate sophisticates —but he uses his own unique brand of communication to deliver the message effectively He does it well enough to turn the sceptic into a supporter and persuade listeners to give him a chance to metamorphose India into a welfare state Modi has turned himself into a brand bigger than his own party whether it’s good or bad for democracy Projecting himself as the epitome of morality and fighter of evils that have dogged India since Independence he turned politics into a debate on morality — and himself By doing all this he built an aura of credibility around himself that no other leader in either the BJP or any other party can match He placed himself on a pedestal so high no rival can reach in the foreseeable future What helped Modi sell his brand of politics to large sections of people was his personal integrity and lack of scams involving him The splendid reputation that he enjoys as a man of moral turpitude makes it politically risky for his enemies to question his integrity Those like Congress scion Rahul Gandhi and AAP’sArvind Kejriwal who challenged Modi’s scam-free record by making wild unsubstantiated allegations in the past have not only cut no ice with people but have also suffered heavily in the latest assembly elections But for the victory in Punjab and running neck and neck with BJP in Goa and Manipur the results especially the BJP’s never-before-seen kind of landslide in UP were a huge disaster for the Congress Hours after counting of votes began on Saturday morning Rahul’s capacity to lead the Congress was being questioned by some party leaders And there is consensus among analysts that the credit for the party’s Punjab victory must go to the chief ministerial candidate Amarinder Singhand not Rahul Some said only half in jest that the Congress won Punjab only because Rahul campaigned less in that state busy as he was in UP As for Kejriwal his dreams of winning Punjab and Goa collapsed like a pack of cards almost as soon as counting began forcing his partymen to abandon all plans to celebrate What Modi’s rivals must learn from the latest election results is that they must be cautious about the way they attack his commitment and integrity They can question his schemes but not his motives And alesson that outgoing UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party (SP) who cobbled up an alliance with Congress and Mayawati of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) is that elections mean a lot more than caste equations and that one plus oneis not always two Akhilesh’s good governance record was negated by SP’s infamous caste politics while the Modi wave took care of the rest Rahul Kejriwal Akhilesh Mayawati and the like may find it easy to blame BJP’s Hindutva rhetoric for their poor show But Hindutva has only been a tiny part of Modi’s political strategy Hindu revivalism of the mid-1980s the Babri Masjiddemolition and the resultant communal polarisation may have helped BJP gain ground in the past but Modi has taken the party beyond the confines of communal politics to reformist economics The people of India have taken good note of it Modi-baiters must stop considering every supporter of his a Hindu zealot out to destroy minorities The extent of BJP’s sweep in UP would not have been possible if the party was not backed by all sections of the society including Muslims Mayawati’s claim that BJP won many Muslim-dominated constituencies in UP only by rigging the EVMs is unlikely to be taken seriously even by her own supporters Modi’s enemies no doubt will be in no great hurry to attribute his latest success to his pan-India charismatic appeal and credibility But that is unlikely to bother the man whose eyes are firmly set on winning the 2019 elections and getting himself a second term as prime minister And unless he goofs up deliberately and badly he will be a winner Follow the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Live Patna: Firing a fresh salvo against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the BJP on Tuesdayalleged that his key aide Prashant Kishor and senior minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary were blackmailing and intimidating the media to give the JD-U publicity in the run-up to Assembly poll by threatening to stop advertisement Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that the "blackmail and intimidation" of the media were the result of the ruling party’s "failure to win over people of Bihar through its campaign blitz" Nitish Kumar AFP "Nitish Kumar can’t stand scrutiny and criticism by the media and so his men have resorted to intimidation and blackmailing of the media by threatening to stop advertisement" Modi alleged He said that the BJP would take up the matter in a big way and consider sitting on dharna before the Press Council of India’s office in New Delhi to focus on the state government’s ‘brazen’ ways to submit the media to its whims and fancies He also appealed to the media houses not to give in to the dictatorial ways of the chief minister and ensure coverage of political parties and its leader as per their wisdom Modi observed that the intimidation of the media by the JD-U government had revived memories of attack on newspapers and media persons during the RJD rule "This time the BJP will stand up firmly for the rights of media and oppose efforts to maim media" he said Modi a former deputy chief minister of Bihar alleged that Prashant Kishor and Vijay Kumar Chaudhary were running the Information and Public Relations Department like the publicity wing of the JD-U Chaudhary a trusted minister of the chief minister has additional charge of the I&PRD The senior BJP leader took exception to Kumar’s hosting the "Bihar Development Dialogue" at a five-star hotel in New Delhi recently on the lines of the state government’s aborted "Badh Chala Bihar" campaign and alleged that the speakers were hired on payment to participate at the event "There is no justification to holding events like ‘Bihar Development Dialogue’ by a state government which has reached fag end of its term" Modi said and demanded a probe into expenditure by the I&PRD on publicity campaign of late On Kumar’s demand that the Prime Minister withdraw his ‘DNA’ remark and launching of the "Take Back Word" campaign Modi said the chief minister was bent on making a mountain out of a molehill on the PM’s remark about Kumar’s "political DNA" PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally at Mau in eastern Uttar Pradeshon Monday promising loan waivers to debt-ridden farmers payment of sugarcane produce within 14 daysand criticising the state’s ruling Samajwadi Party for not utilising funds provided by his government at the Centre to ensure round the clockelectricity supply Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his newfound ally in Congress scionRahul Gandhi meanwhile were busy slamming Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gorakhpur – supposed political bastion of BJP’s star campaigner and chief ministerial hopeful Yogi Adityanath Elsewhere former chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati was busy slamming them all in her quest to return to power after forfeiting the chair to Akhilesh in the 2012 Assembly elections These rallies were taking place while polling for the fifth of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections was underway in 52 constituencies of the 403-member Assembly Voting is due in 89 seats over the next two phases slated to go to polls on4 and 8 March respectively Prime Minister Narendra Modi AFP The rallies were telecast live on various news channels Modi expectedly hogged the lion’s share of the coverage since he continues to draw the maximumTRP for the channels in comparison to the other three leaders Viewers across the state were able to watch these rallies before heading to their respective polling booths Now take into account the fact that electoral rules imposed by the Election Commission (EC) clearly stipulate that all forms campaigning must stop by5 pm the day before polling The EC over the years has made elections a dull and drab affair In its quest to ensure free and fair elections – by eliminating bogus voting booth capturing that used to be the norm until not long back – the EC has has not registered that elections are a democratic festival But have these measures effectively stopped last-minute campaigning The obvious answer is no If Modi can promises relief to farmers in Mau the relief should be available for the entire state and not just for the regions concerned in that phase of polling Similarly promises made by Akhilesh Rahul and Mayawati are also for the entire state provided they remember and implement these after being voted to power This raises a serious issue: That campaigning does not stop in the stipulated time frame before polling gets underway Realistically it continues until the nth hour in this electronic and digital world Modi was busy promising the heavens to Uttar Pradesh voters even as the polling entered into its last four hours on Monday It’s a known fact that the maximum polling takes place during the closing hours which often forces authorities to extend polling hours beyond the deadline allowing those standing in queue at the closing hour to cast their votes Is it not possible that these people watched the various rallies on television and were influenced by the last minute speeches This raises a pertinent question: Have the existing electoral rules become archaic particularly after the mushrooming of various regional news channels Do they not provide a ready platform to politicians to reach out to the last voter by appealing for votes while addressing rallies elsewhere in the same state Tightening of electoral rules started when TN Seshan took over as the 10th chief election commissioner between 1990 and 1996 The entire country admired and is indebted to the self-proclaimed ‘Alsatian’ Though Seshan’s maverick style and tough decisions met with protests initially they ended the era of bogus polling and booth capturing But those were the days when only a handful of television news channels existed and live coverage was expensive if not unavailable Those were the days when newspapers dominated the news segment Over the last two decades news has started becoming more and more area specific From the monopoly of national channels wewitnessed a growth of regional and then state-specific channels and now weeven has district or constituency specific channels Whether they are profitable and who funds them are different questions altogether but they end up playing the role expected out of them – of covering rallies live while the elections are underway The recent spurt of mobile-specific channels and streaming pose a further threat and raise questions about whether the time has not come to review these archaic rules which prohibit exit polls but allow live coverage of rallies A voter in Punjab and Goa states which went to polls on 4 February has no way to know which way their fellow voters voted until the last ballot is cast in Uttar Pradesh on8 March Now this leads one to think what is the way out if live telecasts or mobile streaming of such rallies pose the threat of influencing the last minute voters The best solution of course is to go in for same day polling for Lok Sabha and all state Legislative Assemblies An approach advocated by the Modi government though the reason given by it is that a party should not be in election mode all the time since every year some state or the other goes for polls There is no doubt that frequent polls interfere with governance as was witnessed when the Modi government met with failed protests of the opposition to present the Union budget on the first day of February instead of the customary last day of February this year The second solution if same day elections in the entire country are not feasible is to do away with multi-phased or staggered polling in bigger states like Uttar Pradesh The idea behind staggered polling is better mobilisation and utilisation of central forces crucial in putting an end to the rampant electoral malpractices of the years gone by If central forces are not available in requisite numbers police forces of states from far off places can be used for election duty For example if Bihar Police personnel can have vested interests in the outcome of UP polls it is unlikely that Tami Nadu police would have one Another solution can be an amendment in broadcasting rules and imposing a ban on live telecast of such rallies in constituencies going to poll on that day or the next day after official closure of campaigning Whatever be the solution time has come for all concerned to review these archaic electoral rules as the very purpose of preventing last minute campaigning gets defeated with the television boom and constantly evolving technology It would be akin to a self goal if the autonomous Election Commission continues to turn its eyes away If TV debates can influence voters in the United States of America where they are held much before polling dates and usually make or seal the fates of wannabe Presidents it would be foolhardy to imagine that live broadcast of these rallies do not impact and influence last minute voters in the world’s largest democracy Written by Radhika Singh | Updated: February 23 2016 12:57 am Suraiya Rahman (extreme left) with the women of Arshi Top News During her stint in Bangladesh as a senior advisor with the United Nations Development Program Cathy Stevulak had been trying to find “a grey-haired woman who does stunning embroidery” It was all an acquaintance from the Toronto museum gift shop could tell her about the newly invigorated kantha art in Bangladesh Near the end of her two-year stay Stevulak finally found her: a woman named Suraiya Rahman Although Stevulak soon left for hometown Toronto Rahman came to the city to visit her family While there she began telling Stevulak about how she had reworked the quilt-work tradition of kantha and in the process given opportunities to hundreds of women in Bangladesh Stevulak decided to start filming a documentary “I had no idea of what it would take to make a documentary If I did I probably wouldn’t have done it” says Stevulak with a laugh It took her five years to create her debut piece titled Threads Stills from Threads The film which was screened in Mumbai last week as part of FLO Film Festival follows Rahman’s story from when she was born and brought up in Kolkata in the ’30s Although a painter at heart she soon began to take interest in kantha work which is the process of recycling old clothes and saris into beautiful tapestries Rahman stitched scenes from her childhood of pre-Independence India: sahibs and Bengali attendants in courts amorous couples in rowing boats social gatherings at dinner parties apart from some old folktales Initially Rahman contributed her designs to an international program Skill Development Project but she later started her own organisation from home She called the organisation Arshi and became one of the first female entrepreneurs in Bangladesh The women that she worked with weren’t able to afford basic social services but embroidering for Rahman allowed them to fulfill their needs Hundreds of women across Bangladesh came to join her Rahman kept a strict watch over every stitch that went into her pieces The 30-minute documentary alternates between interviews of Rahman and other people who contributed to the project and scenes from her workshop and the kantha art the women produce Over the years the craft has gained international prominence and people all over the world have Rahman’s exquisite tapestries hung on their walls It is this story of success that Stevulak captures in Threads For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top Newswhich was held in August this year, Needing 136 runs for victory, Millers have decided to meet the minister next week to discuss the various issues faced by them. 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